Rough Enough – Coming Home to the Mountain Read Online Frankie Love

Categories Genre: Angst, Erotic, Romance Tags Authors:

Total pages in book: 22
Estimated words: 20653 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 103(@200wpm)___ 83(@250wpm)___ 69(@300wpm)

A baby and a woman -- scared for their lives.
A mountain man who will stop at nothing to protect them.

*found family
*high heat
*protector romance
*small town feels
*fierce loyalty

When Graham volunteers to help at the mudslide a few towns over, he never imagines finding Tallie.

She is a woman who lost everything, clinging to a baby, destitute by all accounts.

Graham and Tallie have an instant connection — but love is not so simple when you are trying to outrun your past, scared of an unknown future.

Can Tallie find a forever family in Home, WA, with the Roughs?
Coming Home to the Mountain is a new filthy-sweet, high heat series by Frankie Love featuring rugged mountain men who fall hard, fast and forever. And with the women they love at their side, they choose to put family first.

In this series, Dad shows up. Sister’s remember to call, big brother’s always look out for you, and Mom knows to keep an extra seat at the table for Sunday dinner. Not every family is perfect — and the Rough family has its own set of problems — but at the end of the day, they know what matters: Coming Home.

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In the Rough family, Sunday dinner is mandatory.

Unless you got a damn good reason, like worldwide travel or a debilitating illness, Mom and Dad expect you to show up for the family.

It’s a bit old-fashioned, but we’re into it. They want us to keep that strong family magic alive even as all of us kids age into adulthood.

Mom and Dad have been happily married for over thirty years, and the old man has taken well to being the family patriarch. The family construction business has certainly let him retain his prominence, a lot of my brothers working under him. Mom is right by his side, ever smiling and working her ass off to make these family dinners happen.

And this isn’t just some small get together with two-point-five kids, either. No, Mom and Dad were fruitful and multiplied, so this Sunday dinner table is in fact incredibly long.

Seven kids. And a lot of them have married, but the slew of grandchildren hasn’t really begun just yet. Dad’s lucky he knows enough carpentry to keep extending the family table, because it’s getting a bit ridiculous with how big it is now.

“The Olstein project is a major headache,” Rye says, sipping his beer.

“They’re very exacting,” Dad replies, “But with what they’re paying us, I can’t say I’m going to give them anything less than what they want.”

“I know, I know, but still, I never heard of anyone with such strong opinions on non-standard hallway dimensions.”

“I thought you weren’t going to talk business at the table, Rye,” Prairie, his wife, chimes in.

“Sorry, habit.”

“The family business is still about family,” Dad retorts.

“Red, there’s plenty to talk about that isn’t the business,” my mom adds. “There’s always the Seahawks game if you’re looking for something.”

Rye is the eldest child, and set to be the heir to the Rough and Ready construction business. He’s taken hard after Dad, more than any of the rest of us. He’s still had plenty of adventures away from the business, and one of those adventures nabbed him Prairie, his lovely wife who Rye loves with every bit of his heart.

“They’re trying to get me to start a betting pool at the store over whether they’ll win the championship this year,” Bartlett says. “Seems like a bit much. I’m running a hardware store, not a gambling outfit.”

“Guess you’ll just have to drop the hammer on them. Literally, if that’s what it takes,” Abby says, elbowing him in the side. “I’ve seen the size of the sledgehammers you’ve been stocking.”

Bartlett grins. “I think all our construction-minded people will tell you that it’s not the size of the hammer, it’s how you use it to get the job done, babe.”

“Or they could just be you, and have a giant hammer that more than gets the job done and done well too.” She grins, beaming, causing Bartlett a bit of embarrassment given he’s in front of his parents.

Bartlett, the second oldest son, went down a slightly different path than Rye, but still in a way that supports the family business. He runs a successful hardware store in Home, and always makes sure that Dad and our brothers still working with him have top-of-the-line equipment at the best prices. His girl, Abby, has a bit of a quick wit and sharp tongue, playing into her roots as a performer.

Our sister Lemon rubs her temple. “You know there are kids in earshot, right? Can we keep the entendres single for now?”

“Isn’t the point to keep it stealth and under wraps though, lovely?” Anchor says, looking at his wife with a longing intensity. He’s there in a full business suit, right off some early morning business meeting. He's a goddamned billionaire, and he feels a bit out of place among us Roughs. I mean, we’re all doing well enough, but finance moguls we ain’t.